Screen shot of Blackboard's front page

A content management system which collects and holds teaching resources.


Blackboard provides facilities to upload lecture notes, reading lists, assessment activities, and other course material so that students can easily access these.
You can also make class announcements, email students and initiate discussions.


Blackboard is widely used in the University of Otago.


The Health Sciences people to contact, email or phone, about Blackboard are:

Medicine OSMS
DSM David Tordoff 03 470 3871
UOC Anthony Ali 03 364 0530 extn 86295
UOW Peter Gallahger 04 806 1095 or 04 385 5541 extn 4095

Need help with Blackboard?

The Blackboard Tutorials section of the MICN Staff Support (MICN_MEG) course on Blackboard has some information on how to use Blackboard.

Also look at the Blackboard Helpsite for Staff run by the University’s Information Technology Service.

Information Technology Services also runs Blackboard training courses covering various aspects of Blackboard. These are advertised in the Otago Bulletin and the IT Training pages.

The Blackboard Instructor Manual is also available for consultation.